Scientific Programmer for Wind Resource Assessment Applications
The Department of Wind Energy at DTU is internationally recognized for its Wind Resource Assessment software and methodologies. We are expanding how users can interact with our models and data, and we are looking for a Scientific Programmer to make a significant contribution to the development of new tools within our wind resource assessment brand WAsP. In close collaboration with scientific and technical colleagues, you will have a direct impact on bringing tools to a global audience and promoting a renewable energy future.
DTU Wind Energy is a mission-driven university department, and our vision is to be the preferred university partner for the global wind energy sector. The department creates value for society by integrating research with education, innovation and research-based consultancy within key fields central to the development and use of wind energy.
You will be based in the Resource Assessment Modelling section (RAM). The section conducts research and works with applications related to the assessment of wind resources for power generation and wind loads on wind turbines and various other structures.
Your main focus will be to work closely with researchers and front-end developers to provide utilities that benefit the wind energy community. The work involves enhancing code and scripts to improve their documentation and make them more usable inside and outside of the department. This includes communicating best practices from the world of computer science to the scientists working in the department. You will also be expected to keep up-to-date on new technologies and update existing practices.
Additionally, you will be responsible for performing common system administration tasks such as backups, updates and releases on Linux servers used for distributing data and tools.
You will also be expected to collaborate with other groups on cross-disciplinary projects within the Department of Wind Energy.
Our expectations of you
We expect that you have:
- good knowledge of Python and the scientific Python stack
- experience with system administration in Linux environments
- some familiarity or interest in learning Fortran
We prefer that you also have experience with:
- coupling Python with Fortran or other compiled languages
- scientific data formats such as NetCDF and HDF5
- administrating GIS servers (MapServer / GeoServer), SQL Servers (PostGIS or MariaDB) and Web servers
- working with scientific code bases that have not been designed using best practices with Delphi / Pascal
- developing XML schemas
It is a plus if you have experience with previous work related to wind energy or scientific-based projects.
In addition, it is important that you:
- can work independently and efficiently to deliver results on time
- enjoy working as part of an international team in a multi-disciplinary environment
- take the initiative, are good at prioritising and can work under set deadlines
- have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We emphasise a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organisation. We offer great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.
Salary and terms of employment
Salary and appointment terms will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) or the LC/CO10-collective agreement and the organisational agreement for IT employees (PROSA) in the service of the state or other relevant collective agreement.
Your place of work will be at DTU Wind Energy, Risø Campus near Roskilde.
Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Sunday, 19 August 2018 (local time). You can apply for the position online. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Head of Section Jake Badger at +45 4677 5094 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about DTU Wind Energy at http://www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, and our staff consists of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organised through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organisations, as well as the wind industry.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.